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Collaborative Advanced Reconstructive Evaluation (CARE) Clinic
Our close relationship with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has positioned the urogynecologists of the Northwestern Medicine Women’s Integrated Pelvic Health Program to work jointly with expert pediatric surgeons to develop a nationally recognized program to care for young women with complex congenital anomalies.
Increasing numbers of women who have undergone complex surgery for cloacal and bladder exstrophy are transitioning to adulthood with unique urologic, reproductive, obstetric, and gynecologic needs. The urogynecologists, under the leadership of Dr. Margaret Mueller, who recently earned ABOG Focus Practice Designation for Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology, work cooperatively with pediatric surgeons and urologists from Lurie Children’s Hospital to provide comprehensive care plans for these women.
The urogynecology and pediatric surgical faculty work collaboratively to optimize the evaluation and reconstructive surgical care for women with congenital anomalies of the genitourinary tract. By evaluating these young women together, trainees in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology) and pediatric surgery become qualified to establish similar, much-needed transdisciplinary programs in centers throughout the country.
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Northwestern Medicine’s transdisciplinary team of specialists evaluates and cares for the needs of women with complicated congenital abnormalities of the genitourinary tract.
Our team includes:
These specialists provide personalized, comprehensive, and compassionate care for all women with pelvic floor disorders.
Meet the CARE Clinic Team
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If you're suffering from a pelvic floor disorder, you don't have to live with the symptoms. To learn about treatment options, call 312.694.7337 to schedule an appointment with one of our urogynecologists.
LISTEN NOW: A HOME FOR YOUNG WOMEN WITH CONGENITAL ANOMALIES
Dr. Margaret Mueller discusses complex congenital anomalies and the CARE Clinic.
Learn about congenital anomalies of the bladder and genital tract, including causes, symptoms, and treatment options.